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Rise in violent crime linked to 24-hour drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Police forces in Devon and Cornwall have reported a rise in violent crime since 24-hour drinking was introduced.

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Asda sales up

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Asda celebrates mid single digit hike in like-for-like sales.

Parent company Wal-Mart says shareholder's disappointed.


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Millions drinking excessive amounts of alcohol

Published:  23 July, 2008

1.5m people are drinking "harmful" levels of alcohol

A further 6.3m are downing double the recommended safe units of alcohol in any one week.

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Waitrose stores see double-digit wine growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: The new store in Marylebone, London, which opened on 1 June 2007, has seen fine wine value sales increase by 65% in the second week and 71% in the store's third week after opening.

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Drinks watchdog clears Pink Elephant wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Drinks watchdog the Portman Group has cleared Pink Elephant wine after a consumer complained that its name was a reference to drug taking.

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Alcohol shortage hits Bali resorts

Published:  23 July, 2008

ASIA: (Reuters) Hotels and bars on Indonesia's resort island of Bali have been hit by an alcohol shortage due to an import problem, officials have said.

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Indian Government aids wine bars

Published:  23 July, 2008

ASIA: Maharashtra Government extends alcohol licences to wine bars

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Seven spirits to star in TV soap

Published:  23 July, 2008

Product placement deal signed between Ian Macleod Distillers and ITV soap, Emmerdale.

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Leading brands scoop Australian wine awards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Peter Lehmann Wines from the Barossa Valley took home four trophies and 37 medals at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show.

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Threshers reviews advertising to fight supermarkets

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Off-license retailer Threshers has called for a review of its 2million advertising business as part of a move to fend off competition from the supermarkets.

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French and UK wine bottles seized at Hong Kong national airport

Published:  23 July, 2008

ASIA: Eight arrested for allegedly evading HK$1million (63,432) in import duties

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GH Mumm sparkles at Cowes Week

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Sales of GH Mumm Champagne soar at Cowes Week.

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German Riesling exports at all-time high

Published:  23 July, 2008

Exports of German Riesling are now at their highest-ever level.

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Drinks exporters honoured

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK drinks exporters have the chance to enter the Food From Britain (FFB) Export Awards 2007.

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Sales of Scotch whisky dwindle in India

Published:  23 July, 2008

A 200% tax imposed by Maharashtra - the world's largest whisky market - has frozen sales of Scotch Whisky.

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Vintage Wine Trust acquires Oregon vineyard

Published:  23 July, 2008

USA: The real estate investment trust bought Farmer Road Vineyard in Oregon's Willamette Valley for US$1.27million.

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Supermarkets' power threatens suppliers

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: High profile drink companies contribute to survey highlighting supermarket supplier management tactics.

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Global shortage of Champagne to hit Britons

Published:  23 July, 2008

EUROPE: The increasing global demand for Champagne will lead to a worldwide shortage.

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Francis Ford Coppola Knighted by French Government

Published:  23 July, 2008

USA: Director of The Godfather trilogy crowned an officer of the Legion of Honour by French Government.

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Greene King seals restaurant deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Greene King has bought UK restaurant chain Loch Fyne.

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